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There are 4 ways to get from Lanark to Ardrossan by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  2h 23m

  1. Take the train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Town

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Bus  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station 240X / ...
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street X36

Taxi  •  1h 4m

  1. Take a taxi from Lanark to Ardrossan 48.9 miles

Drive  •  1h 4m

  1. Drive from Lanark to Ardrossan 48.9 miles

Lanark to Ardrossan by train

The train journey time between Lanark and Ardrossan is around 2h 25m and covers a distance of around 60 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 49 min. The fastest train normally takes 1h 36m. Operated by First ScotRail Service, the Lanark to Ardrossan train service departs from Lanark and arrives in Ardrossan Town. Typically 77 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 36m
Layover time:
49 min
Total time:
2h 25m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
1h 36m
Train distance:
60 miles
Trains per week:
77
Cheapest price:
£13
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:22
Last train departs at:
22:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Lanark to Ardrossan train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Lanark to Ardrossan is to drive which costs £7 - £11 and takes 1h 4m.

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The fastest way to get from Lanark to Ardrossan is to taxi. Taking this option will cost £100 - £130 and takes 1h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lanark to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Lanark, Wellgate and arriving at Ardrossan, Hill Street via Buchanan Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Lanark to Ardrossan. However, there are services departing from Lanark and arriving at Ardrossan Town via Glasgow Central. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 23m.

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The distance between Lanark and Ardrossan is 41 miles. The road distance is 48.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Ardrossan without a car is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £12 - £40.

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It takes approximately 2h 23m to get from Lanark to Ardrossan, including transfers.

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Lanark to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stuarts Coaches UK, depart from Lanark, Wellgate station.

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Lanark to Ardrossan train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Lanark station.

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The best way to get from Lanark to Ardrossan is to train which takes 2h 23m and costs £12 - £40. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3h 15m.

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Map of how to get from Lanark to Ardrossan.
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  • Distance: 40.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 23m

What companies run services between Lanark, Scotland and Ardrossan, Scotland?

You can take a train from Lanark to Ardrossan via Glasgow Central in around 2h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lanark to Ardrossan via Buchanan Bus Station in around 3h 15m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Lanark to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £19
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£14 - £19
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Town
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Bus operators
Stuarts Coaches UK
Phone
+44 141 332 6811
Email
enquiry@spt.co.uk
Website
spt.co.uk
Bus from Lanark, Wellgate to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Stuarts Coaches UK
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Hill Street
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Other operators
Taxi from Lanark to Ardrossan
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Estimated price
£100 - £130
Lanark Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 661 127
Clydewide Taxis
Phone
+44 1555 666 333
Website
clydewidetaxis.co.uk

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Lanark to Ardrossan bus services, operated by Stagecoach West Scotland, arrive at Ardrossan, Hill Street station.

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Lanark to Ardrossan train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Ardrossan Town station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lanark to Ardrossan is 49 miles. It takes approximately 1h 4m to drive from Lanark to Ardrossan.

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